Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by mr_cellophane, 24 Jun 2008.
A man in his 40s????Serves him right for acting like a child.
Oh dear. One shouldn't laugh. No really.
What a plonker! Darwin Award time, methinks.
How stupid can you get? You could pull out in front of a Range Rover without looking properly...
Definitely one to quote to the anti-helmet commentators on here. The insulation properties of a helmet must be considered when weighing up the arguments for wearing an helmet or not.
The sad thing is that this will probably result in loads of barriers and signs being put up, not to mention H & S surveys being done in stations the length and breadth of the country all because one man was born a plonker.
hope the bike was ok
I was going to say the same, Not quite sure how the helmet debate would get on with this one though. Cycling and railways don't mix? Hmmmm
good job he didn't land on his arse, he could have had serious brain damage
I wonder if there'll be an absentee from here, now!
When you read something like this it makes you wonder how some people 'tick'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know of someone of the right age who lives near Hastings, and he's quite possibly mad enough to do this sort of thing. No name has been released though.
Hmm, I standard helmet would have no problem on 750v DC. Not so sure about 25kV overhead though.
Well no - the helmet would probably have melted making the burn worse
In answer to "How stupid can you get?"
I've struggled to find the link to the website and failed. I read recently about a photographer on a plane taking pic's of a skydiver, his instructor and a cameraman who just followed them all out when they jumped. The only snag was he wasn't wearing a parachute - Doh!!.
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